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Not Another Puff

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Half a year
« on: January 14, 2019, 06:29:58 am »
6 months ago I was a smoker but no more.

I have literally been Not Another Puff Ever.

Was discussing smoking with friends yesterday and I do miss it, but not enough to want to start again.

35 years a smoker until Bastille Day 2018, now a smoker who is choosing not to smoke for the foreseeable future
 
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tea

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Re: Half a year
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 09:34:15 am »
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Room upgrade!!! Bring out the good biscuits and the nice toilet roll!  008

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Re: Half a year
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 10:00:29 am »
Well done @Not Another Puff , halfway to the penthouse  :foundbeer:  008

I think most (if not all) ex smokers occasionally miss smoking but like you said, not enough to want to start again. :)
Smoked for most of my adult life (and a fair bit of my childhood!).  Managed a two year quit 2014-2016 but started again!  Quit again on 6th January 2018 and lasted 7 months!  Third quit lucky 21/11/2018!
 

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Re: Half a year
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 11:04:50 am »
Excellent, NAP- as you very shrewdly describe, at this point the desire to smoke still remains but it is not overwhelming and can be put back in its box  :hug:
Be assured that over time, the desire to smoke literally evaporates like the morning dew-a thing quite magical and awesome   :foundbeer:
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Re: Half a year
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 12:16:52 pm »
Oh what a fantastic milestone @Not Another Puff !!!  ;D 007 :foundbeer: :foundbeer: :foundbeer:

The steepness is beginning to level off and the summit looks so much nearer than it did 6 months ago. The views are opening out nicely and I bet you can see the flags waving in the wind up there on the Penthouse roof. So close now! Just keep going, one foot in front of the other (you've got it off to a fine art now) and 6 months from now it'll be party time!!!  008 008 008

Max is spot on by the way- that desire to smoke continues to fade and eventually it rarely (if ever) happens.

Well done you. You're a complete star.... :hug:
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So many mountains, so little time...
 
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Re: Half a year
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 06:05:06 pm »
Gee, doesn't time fly ;D    Congratulations  008 008   007 007
 
Yes craves  do disappear over  time. I learn to just go with the flow when I got them.
 

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Re: Half a year
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2019, 06:30:39 am »
Yayyyyyyyy for our @Not Another Puff! Keep that “not another puff” mantra handy for the next few months and you will breeze through the second half of your first year. I’m 14 months out and I’m now like....yeah, whatever.....when a crave rarely pops along.  You’ve got this. Well done!!
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Re: Half a year
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2019, 01:14:38 am »
Very well done N.A.P.,your sounding very positive and it does get easier and time will go much faster as you get nearer to 12 months and beyond. im only around 13 months but no craves anymore and just the odd weird dream.Stay positive. :)
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Re: Half a year
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2019, 05:35:15 pm »
While I will always have to be vigilant as a recovering nicotine addict, my quit is feeling pretty strong.

200 days on the 26th January is my next goal.



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Re: Half a year
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2019, 11:01:53 am »
Boom, 200 days.
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Re: Half a year
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2019, 11:39:35 am »
200 days ago did you think you could do that @Not Another Puff ?
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Re: Half a year
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2019, 12:42:06 pm »
You rock @Not Another Puff !! Congratulations  ;D 008 007 :foundbeer:
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Re: Half a year
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2019, 08:43:27 am »
Brilliant @Not Another Puff  :foundbeer: :foundbeer:
Smoked for most of my adult life (and a fair bit of my childhood!).  Managed a two year quit 2014-2016 but started again!  Quit again on 6th January 2018 and lasted 7 months!  Third quit lucky 21/11/2018!
 

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Re: Half a year
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2019, 09:11:35 am »
Thank you everyone.

I got tipsy on Sunday afternoon at my son’s rugby club and it is here more than anywhere else that I associate with smoking. A couple of Irish wines (Guinness) with the other coaches and dad’s in the bar after and there are out of 8 of us 4 smokers. This week I so wanted to step outside and have a tab with them because it is only 1 and I deserve it after 200 days, instead I went home in a filthy mood.

I am 50 on Thursday and I have meant to give up from the age of 30 so at last I have done it.

I will be giving the father of the bride speech in a few years time and I will watch my son play for Harlequins, the British and Irish Lions and lift the World Cup with England in 2033 because I am alive and not died a painful early death from a smoking related disease.
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Re: Half a year
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2019, 01:22:43 pm »
Lovely post @Not Another Puff  ;D

Like you, I smoked for years after I intended to and like you I was determined to quit before I turned 50 (I made it by just over 6 months).

What you doing for your first smoke-free birthday?  008 007 :foundbeer:
Finally saw sense on 8/12/13

So many mountains, so little time...